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APUSH Ch. 17 Test

The earliest know use of the term Manifest Destiny was by:
John L. O'Sullivan
John Tyler joined the Whig party because he:
couldn't stomach the dictatorial tactics of Andrew Jackson
Relations between Britain and the U.S. in the 19th century could be characterized as:
generally tense, with periods of both violence and peaceful resolution
The British-American dispute over the border of Maine was solved by:
a compromise that gave each side some territory
Some people in Britain hoped for a British alliance with Texas because:
the alliance would give abolitionists the opportunity to free slaves in Texas
Texas was annexed to the U.S. as a result of:
a joint resolution rather than a treaty
the group that was instrumental in saving the soil of Oregon for the U.S. was:
American missionaries to the Indians
The nomination of James K. Polk as the Democrats' 1844 presidential candidate was secured by:
southern expansionists
The area in dispute between the U.S. and Great Britain in 1845 lay between the:
Columbia River, the 49th parallel, and the Pacific Ocean
The election of 1844 was notable because:
it was fought over a single issue
In the Oregon treaty with Britain in 1846, the northern boundary of the U.S. was established to the Pacific Ocean along the line of:
49 degrees
Those people most opposed to President K. Polk's expansionist program were the:
antislavery forces
The Whigs placed John Tyler on the 1840 ticket as vice president to:
attract the vote of states' rightists
All of the following happened after President John Tyler's veto of a bill to establish a new Bank of the U.S.
he was expelled from the Whigs party
all but one member of his cabinet resigned
an attempt was made in the House of Reps. to impeach him
Tyler also vetoed a Whig-sponsored high-tariff bill
During an 1837 Canadian rebellion against Britain:
the U.S. imprisoned several American violators of neutrality
As a result of the panic of 1837:
several states defaulted on their debts to Britain
The Aroostook War was the result of:
a dispute over the northern boundary of Maine
Most Americans who migrated to the Oregon Country were attracted by the:
rich soil of the Willamette River Valley
In the 1840s, the view that God had ordained the growth of an American nation stretching across N. America was called:
Manifest Destiny
The group most supportive of gaining control of all the Oregon Country was the:
northern Democrats
In his quest for California, President James K. Polk:
1st advocated buying the area from Mexico
In 1846, the U.S. went to war with Mexico for all of the following reasons:
the ideology of Manifest Destiny
the deaths of American soldiers at the hands of Mexicans
the desire to gain payment for damage claims against the Mexican government
Polk's desire to acquire California
President Polk's claim that "American blood(had been shed) on the American soil" referred to news of an armed clash between Mexican and American troops near:
the Rio Grande
During the Mexican War, the Polk administration was called on several times to respond to spot resolutions, indicating where American blood had been shed to provoke war. The resolutions were frequently introduced by:
Abraham Lincoln
When the war with Mexico began, President James K. Polk:
hoped to fight a limited war, ending with the conquest of California
The terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War, included:
U.S. payment of $15 million for the cession of northern Mexico
The Wilmot Proviso:
symbolized the burning issue of slavery in the territories
The Wilmot Proviso, introduced into Congress during the Mexican War, declared that:
slavery would be banned from all territories that Mexico ceded to the U.S.
The first Old World Europeans to come to California were:
The Spanish Franciscan missionaries treated the native inhabitants of California:
very harshly